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Estimating lake susceptibility to acidification due to acid deposition.Author(s): Dale S. Nichols
Source: Research Paper NC-289. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionPresents a graphical procedure for evaluating the same sensitivity of lakes to acidification due to acid deposition. The procedure is based on empirical relationships between sulfur (and in some cases nitrogen) deposition rates and lake pH, acid-neutralizing capacity, base cation concentrations, and the amount of runoff.
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CitationNichols, Dale S. 1990. Estimating lake susceptibility to acidification due to acid deposition. Research Paper NC-289. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsacid-neutralizing capacity, base cations, conductivity, nitrate, sulfate
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